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"America Undercover" Looking for Fidel (2004)

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Director:
Writer:
Oliver Stone (narration)
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Original Air Date:
14 April 2004
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Plot:
Oliver Stone's second documentary on/interview with Fidel Castro specifically addresses his country's recent crackdown on Cuban dissidents; namely, the execution of three men who hijacked a ferry to the United States. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

 (Episode Cast)

Jimmy Carter ... Himself (archive footage)
James Cason ... Himself (archive footage)

Fidel Castro ... Himself

Ernesto 'Che' Guevara ... Himself (archive footage)
Miriam Laeba ... Herself
Claudia Marquez Linares ... Herself
Osvaldo Payá ... Himself
Blanca Reyes ... Herself
Vladimiro Roca ... Himself
Filipe Perez Roque ... Himself (archive footage)
Elizardo Sanchez ... Himself

Oliver Stone ... Himself
Juanita Vera ... Herself (Castro's Interpreter)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Oliver Stone 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Oliver Stone  narration

Produced by
Nancy Abraham .... supervising producer
Pilar Benito .... associate producer
Juan Gordon .... associate producer
José Ibáñez .... associate producer
Vincent Joliet .... line producer
Álvaro Longoria .... executive producer
Álvaro Longoria .... producer
Sheila Nevins .... executive producer
Carla Pagi .... producer
Alessandra Pasquino .... associate producer
Fernando Sulichin .... executive producer
Fernando Sulichin .... producer
Cristina Zumárraga .... line producer (as Christina Zumárraga)
 
Original Music by
Scott Avid 
David Garcia 
Nacho Mastretta  (as Mastretta)
 
Cinematography by
Carlos Marcovich 
Rodrigo Prieto 
 
Film Editing by
Alex Marquez 
Langdon Page  (as Langdon F. Page)
 
Production Management
Marian Briozzo .... post-production supervisor
 
Sound Department
Yves Coméliau .... sound mixer
Mitch Dorf .... sound mixer
Carlos Schmukler .... sound: Spanish version
Sean Wiedeman .... assistant sound mixer
 
Visual Effects by
Elliott Jobe .... Fire/Inferno artist
Matt McFarland .... digital imaging supervisor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jean-Luc Perréard .... camera operator
Rose Serra .... still photographer
 
Editorial Department
Dave M. Barnett .... assistant editor
Lara de Gracia .... post-production coordinator
Laure Joliet .... post-production coordinator
Sarah Metcalfe .... editorial trainee
Shawn P. Mitchell .... assistant editor
Clark Muller .... colorist
Craig Price .... editor: Henry
 
Music Department
Ricardo Morena .... musician: percussion
Pablo Novea .... musician: guitars
Patricia Vizcaino .... music clearance
 
Other crew
Laure Bourron .... archivist
Ralph P. Brescia .... legal counsel
Malu Carmona .... assistant to producer: Morena Films
Angel E. Chevrest .... translator
Almudena Apron de Mendibil .... legal counsel
Fernando Fernández Aransay .... legal counsel
Ricardo Fernández-Deu .... production assistant
Elena Ferraris .... translator
Gema Fouz .... producer secretary: Morena Films
Silvia Herreros de Tejada .... translator
Catherine Laferriere .... archivist
Alicia Losada .... translator
Beatriz Mayo .... production accountant: Morena Films
Luis Notario .... archivist
Lina Nuñez .... assistant to producer: Morena Films
Jorge Quintas .... production accountant: Morena Films
Roberto González Ramos .... translator
Steven Rivers .... publicist
Agustin Román .... translator
Claude Serra .... legal counsel
 
Thanks
Andrés Pastrana Arango .... special thanks (as Andrés Pastrana)
Jacob A. Bloom .... special thanks (as Jake Bloom)
Roberto Chile .... special thanks
Gustavo Fernández .... special thanks
Omar González Jimenez .... special thanks
Carl Lobel .... special thanks
Jorges Moragas .... special thanks
Luis Notario .... special thanks
Emmanuel Nuñez .... special thanks (as Emmanuel Nuñez)
Steve Pines .... special thanks
Roberto Romey .... special thanks
Carlos Valenciaga .... special thanks
Juanita Vera .... special thanks
Camilo Vives .... special thanks
Rob Wilson .... special thanks
 

Series Crew
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Directed by
Jon Alpert (episode "Lock-Up: The Prisoners of Rikers Island") (episode "One Year in a Life of Crime") (episode "Life of Crime 2") (episode "Latin Kings: A Street Gang Story")
Fenton Bailey (episode "Juror #5") (episode "Shock Video 2002") (episode "Monica in Black and White")
Randy Barbato (episode "Juror #5") (episode "Monica in Black and White")
Joe Berlinger (episode "Judgment Day: Should the Guilty Go Free") (episode "Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills") (episode "Paradise Lost 2: Revelations")
Jay Blumenfield (episode "Small Town Ecstasy")
Nick Broomfield (episode "Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer") (episode "Fetishes")
Joan Churchill (episode "Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer")
Shari Cookson (episode "Living Dolls: The Making of a Child Beauty Queen")
Kate Davis (episode "Southern Comfort") (episode "Jockey")
Maryann DeLeo (episode "Chernobyl Heart")
Kirby Dick (episode "Showgirls: Glitz & Angst")
Deborah Dickson (episode "LaLee's Kin: The Legacy of Cotton")
Vince DiPersio (episode "Fatal Twisters: A Season Of Fury") (episode "5 American Kids - 5 American Handguns")
Liz Garbus (episode "Execution of Wanda Jean, The")
Daniel B. Gold (episode "Blue Vinyl")
Judith Helfand (episode "Blue Vinyl")
John Hyams (episode "Smashing Machine: The Life and Times of Mark Kerr, The")
Lisa F. Jackson (episode "Life Afterlife")
Kristi Jacobson (episode "American Standoff")
Patti Kaplan (episode "Cathouse") (episode "Cathouse 2: Back in the Saddle")
Jonathan Karsh (episode "My Flesh and Blood")
Rory Kennedy (episode "A Boy's Life") (episode "Indian Point: Imagining the Unimaginable") (episode "American Hollow")
Marc Levin (episode "Soldiers in the Army of God") (episode "Thug Life in D.C.") (episode "Back In the Hood: Gang War 2")
Albert Maysles (episode "LaLee's Kin: The Legacy of Cotton")
Ivy Meeropol (episode "Heir to an Execution")
James Miller (episode "Death in Gaza")
Steven Okazaki (episode "Black Tar Heroin: The Dark End Of the Street")
Linda Otto (episode "Living Dolls: The Making of a Child Beauty Queen")
Brent Owens (episode "Hookers at the Point") (episode "Hookers & Johns: Trick or Treat") (episode "Atlantic City Hookers: It Ain't E-Z Being a Ho") (episode "Hookers at the Point: Five Years Later") (episode "Hookers at the Point: Going Out Again") (episode "Pimp's Up, Ho's Down")
Alexandra Pelosi (episode "Diary of a Political Tourist") (episode "Journeys with George")
Daphne Pinkerson (episode "Soldiers in the Army of God")
Thom Powers (episode "Private Dicks: Men Exposed")
Dan Reed (episode "Terror in Moscow")
Nina Rosenblum (episode "Lock-Up: The Prisoners of Rikers Island")
Bruce Sinofsky (episode "Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills") (episode "Paradise Lost 2: Revelations")
Meema Spadola (episode "Private Dicks: Men Exposed")
Antony Thomas (episode "Celibacy")
Cynthia Wade (episode "Shelter Dogs")
James Ronald Whitney (episode "Just, Melvin: Just Evil") (episode "Telling Nicholas")
Gerardine Wurzburg (episode "Graduating Peter")
Eames Yeates (episode "Crank: Made in America")
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Vince DiPersio  (episode "Fatal Twisters: A Season Of Fury") (episode "5 American Kids - 5 American Handguns")
Brent Owens  (episode "Hookers at the Point") (episode "Hookers & Johns: Trick or Treat") (episode "Atlantic City Hookers: It Ain't E-Z Being a Ho")
Brent Owens  (episode "Hookers at the Point: Going Out Again")

Produced by
Brent Owens .... producer (episode "Atlantic City Hookers: It Ain't E-Z Being a Ho") (episode "Hookers & Johns: Trick or Treat") (episode "Hookers at the Point")
 
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Additional Details

Runtime:
USA:57 min | Argentina:57 min (Mar del Plata Film Festival) | 54 min (TV)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
This documentary is featured on the Bonus DVD disc included in the Ultimate Oliver Stone Collection, released in 2004.See more »
Movie Connections:
Follows Comandante (2003)See more »

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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Stone rectifies., 27 April 2006

"Comandante was an excellent documentary, full of interesting images and information about the figure of Fidel Casttro: his day by day, his thoughts, etc. But Stone made a big mistake: he let himself get seduced by the huge charisma of the Cuban leader (something that's pretty easy, nobody can deny it) and he forgot to tell about so important issues such as the Cuban dissidents, or the fact that in Cuba there's not freedom of speech at all. With "looking for Fidel" Oliver tries to fix that, he's interviewed several Cuban dissidents, their families, and has asked Castro about the last executions in the isle and stuff...

Now, here comes the big question: why are the USA so obsessed with Castro while they form alliances with dictatorships that are much more harmful than Cuba's such as Morocco, Arabia Saudi, China, etc.? Why do they criticize Castro if they supported Pinochet, Videla or Batista? You don't have to answer... I already know why.

*My rate: 7/10

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